Privacy Policy

Privacy Policy


This privacy policy explains the privacy practices of Global Ministries and how Global Ministries treats your information.

This policy only applies to information we collect from visitors to our website, This policy does not apply to information collected by Wider Church Ministries (a Covenanted Ministry of the United Church of Christ), the United Church of Christ National Setting, The Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), or the Division of Overseas Ministries (DOM) (collectively “Global Ministries”) offline or through any other means, or from any third party. Please read this privacy policy carefully. You acknowledge that it is part of our terms and conditions, and by accessing you agree to be bound and to abide by those terms and conditions. If you do not agree, you must not access or use any of the content found on

The UCC collects the personal information that you make available to Global Ministries, including first and last name, email address, mobile phone number, Facebook URL, Twitter URL, profile headline, user name, passwords, survey responses, photos, and cookie data. We also collect some information automatically about your computer hardware and software, which can include your IP address, browser type, domain names, access times and dates, referring website addresses, cookies, flash cookies, web beacons, and log file information. The information that we automatically collect does not by itself identify a specific individual and is statistical data typically aggregated with other data to help us improve our website. Global Ministries collects your information when you provide consent; for purposes that are required by law; and for the purposes of responding to requests by the government, a court of law, or law enforcement authorities conducting an investigation.

Global Ministries uses your information to present our website and its contents to you; to communicate with you via newsletters to which you subscribe; to fulfill contracts, in particular, facilitating and processing transactions; and where it is necessary to fulfill Global Ministries’ legitimate interests, which include operating our website; providing information and services described on our website; verifying your identity; determining how to improve our website; and responding to your questions and comments.

Global Ministries retains your personal information for as long as necessary to provide the services to you and to comply with legal obligations. If you no longer want Global Ministries to use your personal information you can request that Global Ministries delete your personal information by contacting the Office of Resource Development at; however, Global Ministries will retain information as is necessary for Global Ministries’ legitimate business interests. If you have questions about Global Ministries’ privacy practices, please contact Heather E. Kimmel at

Global Ministries reserves the right to change our website and this privacy policy, at our discretion. When any change is made, a revised version will be posted here and will be effective as of the revised date.

Some functions on our website are managed by third parties, which have their own data privacy policies. These functions include, but may not be limited to, donations and comment functions.

Please notify Global Ministries if you believe that any of your intellectual property rights have been infringed. Pursuant to Section 512 of the Copyright Act (“DMCA”), Global Ministries designates the following individual as its agent for receipt of notifications of claimed infringement: United Church of Christ, Heather Kimmel, General Counsel,, 700 Prospect Ave. E., Cleveland, OH 44115. To be effective, the notification should include: a physical or electronic signature of the person authorized to act on behalf of the owner of the right being infringed; identification of the copyrighted work claimed to have been infringed, or if multiple copyrighted works at a single online site are covered by a single notification, a representative list of such works at the site; identification of the material that is claimed to be infringing or to be the subject of infringing activity, and information sufficient to permit us to locate the material; information sufficient to allow us to contact the complaining party; a statement that the complaining party has a good faith belief that the use of the material in the manner complained of is not authorized by the copyright or intellectual property owner, agent, or the law; and a statement that the information in the notification is accurate and, under penalty of perjury, that the complaining party is authorized to act on behalf of the owner of the right being infringed. If you fail to comply with all of these requirements, your DMCA notification may not be valid.